Paula Radcliffe announced on Thursday her father had died and praised coronavirus doctors and nurses.
The three-times London Marathon winner, 46, posted a tribute to Peter and said he was the “best dad anyone could ever wish for.”
Paula shared a photo of them together on a beach when she was a little girl.
She also posted snaps of her with her dad and mum Pat and with other family members.
Peter died at Salisbury District Hospital, Wilts, on Wednesday.
She told her 27,000 Instagram followers: “Yesterday I lost the best dad anyone could ever wish for.
“The kindest, wisest, most patient and brave man who leaves behind so many people who loved him so much and whose lives he enriched.
“He and my mum gave us everything we ever needed and so much fun and love.
“He was always there for me and the guidance and outlook on life he gave me will ensure he is forever with me.”
She added: “Everyone who knew him was better off for it.
“Thank you Dad, you will always be in our hearts and thoughts.
“Love you forever.”
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